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September 6, 2020 32 min
Being a business owner means making tough decisions. When some businesses were forced to close their doors during New Zealand’s initial Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown, or faced losing millions of dollars of assets, the decisions made in those moments can have impacts forever. For Christchurch restaurant owner Anton Matthews from FUSH and Ryan McQuerry and Nick Lubeck interior plantscaping business Outside In, deciding where to make sacrifices to save their businesses was a daunting challenge. When people are your biggest asset, and your biggest expense, the decisions you make when the pressure is on can have long term impacts. Discover how they faced into these challenges with optimism and resilience, maintaining their strong company cultures and a commitment to their customers, staff, and communities. Hear their insights as we continue to work through the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. The guests featured in this podcast are sharing their own views and experiences. As this podcast is for general information purposes only, content should not be relied upon as professional advice. Always get your own independent advice that takes into account your personal situation. If you’d like to access a transcript of this podcast, you can view it online at
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